P1.2-M smuggled cigarettes seized in Zambo port

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Authorities have intercepted a shipment of PHP1.2 million worth of smuggled counterfeit cigarettes in an intelligence-driven anti-smuggling operation here, a top military official said Friday. Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) chief, said the shipment was intercepted Wednesday aboard a Bongo-type truck inside the local port by the Task Force Aduana …

Duterte orders Zamboanga mayor to stop smuggling

DAVAO CITY (December 4) — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar to run after smuggling and possibly to stop  the illegal trade in her city. For years, Zamboanga City has been the  smugglers haven  and it has been tagged as the smuggling capital of Mindanao. When Duterte visited the city on  November …

3 boatloads of ‘smuggled rice’ seized in Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Authorities have seized   three wooden-hulled ferries loaded with smuggled rice off this city, an official disclosed early this week. Lieutenant  Noriel Ramos, Zamboanga Coast Guard Station commander, disclosed that the vessels were intercepted in a joint law enforcement operation around 6:50 p.m. Saturday near the shore of Barangay Baliwasan, this city. Ramos …

P67.9-M smuggled rice shipment intercepted off Zamboanga Sibugay

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines — The Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom), through the Naval Forces Western Mindanao (Navforwem), apprehended a Mongolian-registered ship loaded with some PHP67.9 million smuggled rice off Zamboanga Sibugay. Rear Adm. Rene Medina, Navforwem commander, said the vessel, M/V Diamond 8, was intercepted during a counter-action operation 15 nautical miles southwest off Olutanga Island …